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Nightmaster (1987)

Watch the Shadows Dance (original title)
R | | Action, Drama | TV Movie
Steve Beck (Vince Martin) is a Karate instructor, Robby Mason (Tom Jennings) his prize student. Beck is using drugs to give him an edge. Guy Duncan (Craig Pearce) is Beck's drug connection ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Jennings Tom Jennings ... Robby Mason
Nicole Kidman ... Amy Gabriel
Joanne Samuel ... Sonia Spane
Vince Martin Vince Martin ... Steve Beck
Craig Pearce Craig Pearce ... Guy Duncan
Doug Parkinson Doug Parkinson ... Pete 'Pearly' Gates
Jeremy Shadlow ... Simon
Alex Broun Alex Broun ... Henry (as Alexander Broun)
Laurence Clifford Laurence Clifford ... Brian Simmons
Paul Gleeson ... Peter Hastings
Mark Hennessy ... Aloysius Askew
James Lugton ... Tote 'Ali' Bent
Christopher Truswell ... 'Fingers' Hough
Terry Brady Terry Brady ... Lt. Trout
Richard Jones Richard Jones ... Gary Garter
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Storyline

Steve Beck (Vince Martin) is a Karate instructor, Robby Mason (Tom Jennings) his prize student. Beck is using drugs to give him an edge. Guy Duncan (Craig Pearce) is Beck's drug connection that threatens to expose Beck as a user then Beck kills Duncan, but Robby was witness to this. Robby confronts Beck about the killing, during the karate championship. Beck tries to kill Robby during the match and again afterward in the street. Written by Raittman

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Obsession is the deadliest weapon.

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Australia | Canada

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Nightmaster See more »

Filming Locations:

New South Wales, Australia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Originally screened as part of a series of tele-movies called "Tomorrow's News". See more »

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Edited into Tela Class: Cu de Campeão (2008) See more »

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31 March 2003 | by tony-waltonSee all my reviews

I just bought a DVD player, and this was one of the free movies thoughtfully supplied with it. Even at that price, I was overcharged. The plot (such as it was) was muddled, character development was nonexistent and the martial arts sequences were poor to say the least. I've given this 2 on the strength of Nicole Kidman alone, who at one point actually did some acting, and for the one interesting scene where the Older Woman turns up on a motorbike to save Our Hero. One for the "why was this ever made?" bin, for me.


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